Spring 2017  |  LING 5202 Section 001: Syntactic Theory II (52305)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 117
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Modern syntactic theory. Syntactic phenomena in various languages. Syntactic argumentation, development of constraints on grammar formalisms. prereq: 4201 or 5201
Class Description:
This course is concerned with the concepts and principles which have been of central significance in the recent development of syntactic theory, with special focus on the "Government and Binding" (GB)/ "Principles and Parameters" (P&P) approach. We will examine how languages may differ in the way words are organized into phrases and sentences and how they are the same. We will also discuss the differences between GB and the Minimalist Program and the motivations for the shift from GB to the Minimalist Program.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
20% Final Exam
25% Reports/Papers
5% In-class Presentations
30% Problem Solving
Exam Format:
short answers
Class Format:
80% Lecture
20% Discussion
Workload:
25 Pages Reading Per Week
35 Pages Writing Per Term
2 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=LING5202~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 May 2007

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